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Were Neanderthals More Than Cousins to Homo Sapiens?

Josie Glausiusz , January 29th, 2020


Scans compare a Neanderthal fossil (at left) to a modern human skull (right). Philipp Gunz/Max-Planck-Gesellschaft Around 200,000 years ago, in what is now northern Israel, a small band…


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Archaeology Is Having a Great Century So Far

Elizabeth Sawchuk and Mary Prendergast , January 15th, 2020


Nearly a century ago, the focus of human origins research shifted from Europe to Africa—such as to the Oldupai (Olduvai) Gorge in Tanzania, one of the cradles of…


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Neanderthal Bones: Signs of Their Sex Lives

Anna Goldfield , September 12th, 2019


In a cave tucked into the limestone hills of the Asturias region of Spain, there lie the remains of a group of 13 Neanderthals that date to between…


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First Confirmed Denisovan Skull Piece Found

Nicola Jones , March 1st, 2019


Three researchers stand in Denisova Cave in Russia, home to the newly classified Denisovan skull fragments. IAET SB RAS/Sergei Zelensky/Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology …


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Writing Science: Viewing Science as Social Practice in the Composition Classroom

davidgerstle , January 8th, 2019


Composition endures, in fact thrives, at universities that are heavily invested in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. But, this also means that composition instructors who are primaril…


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Keeping Arctic animals makes sense!

fstammle , November 21st, 2018


The Arctic Ark team has presented their work of the last four years in human-animal relations in the Arctic at the Finnish Academy’s final Arktiko Seminar. Studying people’s…


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The Myth of Badass Sperm

Robert D. Martin , September 20th, 2018


This scanning electron micrograph (SEM) shows healthy spermatozoa emerging from a cavity within the testis. Innerspace Imaging/Getty Images This article was originally published at Aeon. …


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Ancestry Tests Pose a Threat to Our Social Fabric

John Edward Terrell , August 23rd, 2018


[no-caption] Andrew Brookes/Getty Images I have never understood why anybody would think humans are by nature violent, warlike creatures. True, we have all surely had arguments turn sour…


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Living Monuments: Imagining Ancient Gene Pools in the Middle East

Taylor Moore , May 29th, 2018


In 1927, the Polish-Jewish physical anthropologist Henryk Szpidbaum published an account of his recent expedition to Mandate Palestine on behalf of the Polish Society for the Exploration of…


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Hepatitis B Viruses Discovered in Ancient Human Remains

Diana Kwon , May 9th, 2018


[no-caption] BSIP/Getty Images Around the world, more than 200 million people live with an infection from the hepatitis B virus, a pathogen that can reside in the human…


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Humanity’s Story Has No End of Surprising Twists

Michelle Langley , March 15th, 2018


Indigenous Australians created elaborate rock art, as shown here in Arnhem Land. P. Taçon This article was originally published at The Conversation and has been republished under Creative…


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Research Moving Forward: The Social Construction of Down syndrome

Anthropology365 , March 1st, 2018


I’m at the point where I’m beginning to plan out my next research project. I’m finishing up work on one manuscript (Genocolonization) and writing another with my partner…


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Rejecting the Solutrean hypothesis: the first peoples in the Americas were not from Europe

Jennifer Raff , February 21st, 2018


A recent Canadian documentary promoted a fringe idea in American archaeology that’s both scientifically wrong and racist Last month’s release of The Ice Bridge, an episode in the…


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Rejecting the Solutrean hypothesis: the first peoples in the Americas were not from Europe

Jennifer Raff , February 21st, 2018


A recent Canadian documentary promoted a fringe idea in American archaeology that’s both scientifically wrong and racist Last month’s release of The Ice Bridge, an episode in the…


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Baby Fat Is About More Than Cuteness

Morgan K. Hoke , January 10th, 2018


Pudginess in babies offers an evolutionary advantage. Alamy Photos “Aw, you still have your baby fat!” This refrain plagued me throughout my childhood. No matter what I did,…


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What the ancient DNA discovery tells us about Native American ancestry

Jennifer Raff , January 3rd, 2018


A new genome from a Pleistocene burial in Alaska confirms a longstanding model for the initial peopling of the Americas Surprise as DNA reveals new group of Native…


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What the ancient DNA discovery tells us about Native American ancestry

Jennifer Raff , January 3rd, 2018


A new genome from a Pleistocene burial in Alaska confirms a longstanding model for the initial peopling of the Americas Surprise as DNA reveals new group of Native…


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No ‘lost tribes’ or aliens: what ancient DNA reveals about American prehistory

Jennifer Raff , November 15th, 2017


New genetics research settles questions about the peoples of Newfoundland and Labrador – and helps highlight what genetics can’t tell us Genetics research has transformed our understanding of…


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No ‘lost tribes’ or aliens: what ancient DNA reveals about American prehistory

Jennifer Raff , November 15th, 2017


New genetics research settles questions about the peoples of Newfoundland and Labrador – and helps highlight what genetics can’t tell us Genetics research has transformed our understanding of…


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Othered by Anthropology: Being a Student of Color in Anglo-cized Academia

Savannah Martin , November 4th, 2017


[Anthrodendum welcomes guest blogger Savannah Martin.] It is both impressive and depressing how frequently scholars of color are Othered by anthropology. For many, the tales of alienation are…


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Othered by Anthropology: Being a Student of Color in Anglo-cized Academia

Savannah Martin , November 4th, 2017


[Anthrodendum welcomes guest blogger Savannah Martin.] It is both impressive and depressing how frequently scholars of color are Othered by anthropology. For many, the tales of alienation are…


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Resources for Understanding Race After Charlottesville

Carole McGranahan , September 18th, 2017


In this time of fake news and alternative facts coming from the White House as well as some media, what can we as scholars contribute to challenge this?…


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Resources for Understanding Race After Charlottesville

Carole McGranahan , September 18th, 2017


In this time of fake news and alternative facts coming from the White House as well as some media, what can we as scholars contribute to challenge this?…


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The secret about human evolution found in spit

Jennifer Raff , September 5th, 2017


Genetic detectives discover surprising findings about our evolution by studying saliva What does a protein in our spit called MUC7 that all of us have – but most…


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